Godzone Australia

GODZONE has announced it is expanding across the Tasman with a new Australian race planned for 2023. GODZONE Australia is a joint partnership with Australian-based adventure entrepreneurs, high-profile adventure racer Rob Preston and Elite Energy CEO Mark (Emo) Emerton. GODZONE founder Warren Bates very he’s excited to see GODZONE, the largest and most recognised event in expedition racing, expand beyond New Zealand. “We aim to deliver on our philosophy of epic and uncompromising experiences with high production values at the event’s core. Rob and Mark are the perfect team to work with, combining Mark’s tremendous experience in event management, catering for over 70,000 athletes each year, with Rob’s adventure racing prowess at the top of the Aussie racing scene.” Rob Preston says GODZONE Australia will mirror GODZONE New Zealand racing protocols as an eight-day expedition length […]

Godzone World Champs

GLOBAL EXPEDITION RACING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS LAUNCHED FOR GODZONE 2023 Today’s launch of the brand new global Expedition Racing World Championships has cemented a bold future for the world’s largest expedition racing event, GODZONE, held each year in New Zealand and the wider adventure racing community. The inaugural Expedition Racing World Championships to be hosted by GODZONE in Fiordland, South Island, in March 2023 has been co-developed and sanctioned by World Obstacle – Federation Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles based in Switzerland. “We have reflected on GODZONE’S success over the past ten chapters achieving significant global reach and worldwide recognition. We saw the opportunity to accelerate adventure racing as a sport by creating a new competition hierarchy at a championship level,” says GODZONE Founder & Event Director Warren Bates. “GODZONE has become the biggest, most followed, most […]

Obstacle Australia

Adventure 1 and World Obstacle Partnership and the Founding of “Obstacle Australia” An Association being created to represent and promote adventure and obstacle athletes and events. All parties of interest are invited to join (for free!) and volunteer to promote and help guide the sports. A new era for Adventure Racing has begun with the partnership between Adventure 1 and World Obstacle and the establishment of an Adventure Racing Governing Body in Australia: Obstacle Australia. The background and reasoning behind this initiative are detailed below. To register for free membership or become more actively involved, click on the link below.                                         Membership Registration Link About Adventure 1 Adventure 1 (A1) is the premier not-for-profit event promoter for adventure racing worldwide.  With the goal of assisting the growth and management of the sport of adventure racing, it coordinates a series of national and […]

Adventure 1 The Official World Cup

World Obstacle has recognised Adventure 1 (A1) as the official World Cup partner for adventure racing. The international governing body for ninja, obstacle course racing and adventure racing said the support of the adventure race producer was an important moment in its growth. “The Adventure 1 World Cup fulfills a demand from adventure athletes throughout the world to compete in truly world-class events,” said World Obstacle President Ian Adamson. “The races have a proven record with excellent reviews from athletes and event producers globally and is a natural fit with World Obstacle. “Our collaboration with Adventure 1 provides an accessible format for athletes to compete in this exciting sport. “We are thrilled to assist the growth of adventure racing as we expand the series worldwide.“ World Obstacle was granted observer status by the Global Association […]

A1 World Cup Announced

A new era in adventure racing is set to begin, with Adventure 1 (A1) excited to announce the launch of the 2022 A1 World Cup. A1 is adding races on all five “sport” continents, including events in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Philippines, with additional races in Europe, Africa and the Americas to be announced in the coming months. The A1 World Cup builds upon the grassroots of the A1 National Series where teams compete for the opportunity to qualify and race at selected World Series events around the globe.  A1 World Cup races vary from 24 to 48 hours, testing teams in the Exploration format disciplines of trekking, kayaking, mountain biking and outdoor skills all while navigating wilderness courses using map and compass. A1 World Series events are non-stop, challenging and fast […]